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From Mark Petronic <>
Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Feature proposal: Streamline visual flow design
Date Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:15:17 GMT
+1 for double-click and open config dialog on processors. Seems most
intuitive to a user.

On Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:11 PM, Andrew Grande <>

> I just had the same idea today. Would like to have double-click open the
> Properties pane of a processor, this is the majority of use cases.
> I am against making the action customizable, though. This is a case where
> less is more for a UX and provides a consistent experience across all
> deployments (just imaging if someone swapped start/stop and an operator
> expected a Props screen. Oops!)
> Andrew
> From: Charlie Frasure <>
> Reply-To: "" <>
> Date: Friday, November 13, 2015 at 9:13 AM
> To: "" <>
> Subject: Re: [DISCUSS] Feature proposal: Streamline visual flow design
> Apologies, not sure how to properly respond to an old thread.  (Maybe
> that's the idea.)  I was looking through the archives before posting some
> usability comments about the UI and turned up a couple of threads in
> September.
> If we did automatically open the configuration screen when a processor was
> dropped on the canvas, a quick press of ESC seems to back out nicely.  A
> possible compromise for the processor configuration could be a double-click
> to open behavior, as it seems this action is not currently assigned.
> Better yet, a user-configurable double click action (start/stop, configure,
> data provenance, etc) would be nice.
> The other enhancements mentioned would be great as well.
> Rob Moran <> Subject Re: [DISCUSS] Feature proposal:
> Streamline visual flow design Date Thu, 10 Sep 2015 19:09:44 GMT
> So far there seems to be a couple in agreement to leave the add processor
> behavior as is. My use of *inconsistency* was referring the simple fact
> that behavior is different. Add a processor - no dialog; draw a connection
> - same type of dialog appears to take action. Perhaps we design a more
> intuitive way to quickly “configure” a connection when drawn. It could be a
> small in-place editor <> that
> appears when the connection is drawn allowing a quick, localized
> configuration to take place.

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